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Defective Products & Medical Devices

The discussion over whether or not talcum powder is dangerous has reached an all-time high this year, much in part due to the extraordinary jury ruling in St. Louis in February. The jury found Johnson & Johnson liable for causing a woman to develop and ultimately die from, ovarian cancer,…

Over the past few years, Monsanto, the world’s largest seed company, has been vilified in the media. From environmental protests and accusatory documentaries, to “franken-food” memes, the corporation has had the world in an uproar with their notorious cutting-edge creations. To understand how Monsanto got to this point, it is…

A Philadelphia jury recently returned a record-setting $57.1 million verdict to a Pennsylvania woman who claimed that she suffered injuries from defective pelvic mesh devices that were manufactured and marketed by Johnson & Johnson-owned Ethicon, Inc. The jury returned the verdict on September 7, 2017, in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas,…

Women who use talcum powder, or baby powder, should know that they may be putting their health at risk. Talcum powder may cause ovarian cancer if the powder particles travel through the vagina, uterus and fallopian tubes to the ovaries, the American Cancer Society reports. Some studies indicate that talcum powder use by…

More than 700,000 U.S. vehicles are being recalled by Fiat Chrysler for the same automotive defect that plagued General Motors last year: Faulty ignition switches. Reuters reports that the affected models include the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country minivans for the 2008-2010 model years as well as…

New Jersey-based Stryker Orthopaedics has agreed to settle thousands of claims filed by patients in state and federal courts who received the company’s Rejuvenate Modular-Neck and ABG II Modular-Neck metal-on-metal hip implants – a settlement that could top $1.43 billion based on the company’s own estimate. According to the New…

After an extensive debate with federal officials, Graco Children’s Products is recalling 1.9 million potentially defective infant car seats, according to the New York Times. The company recalled 4.2 million toddler seats earlier this year after reports that a faulty buckle made it difficult to remove children from the car…